During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

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July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

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D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

D-Day by the Numbers - A fascinating and sobering look at the realities of the D-Day invasion #infographic

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WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

WWI; Photo taken after British soldier stumbled across the grave of his brother. -The Great War (@WW1_Series) | Twitter

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A British sentry cuts a lonely picture as he stands at his post at sunrise in France, March 1915

A British sentry cuts a lonely picture as he stands at his post at sunrise in France, March 1915

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Rationing in WW II. England.

Rationing in WW II. England.

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The severe effects of shellshock, what we now know as PTSD, on a WWI soldier

The severe effects of shellshock, what we now know as PTSD, on a WWI soldier

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British troops advance in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

British troops advance in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

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Colonel Philip R Robertson, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) returning from a tour of his unit's positions in waterlogged trenches at Bois Grenier in January 1915.

Colonel Philip R Robertson, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) returning from a tour of his unit's positions in waterlogged trenches at Bois Grenier in January 1915.

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German soldiers after a street fight in Novorossiysk, 1943

German soldiers after a street fight in Novorossiysk, 1943

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